Thursday, 11 January 2018

Some Nessie News Items

Firstly, I would draw your attention to an upcoming talk on the Loch Ness Monster which I shall be giving. The talk will be entitled "2017: A year in the Nessie Hunt" which shall give the lowdown on what happened at Loch Ness this year past from the general media perspective as well as my own research.

The talk will be given to the Scottish Society for Psychical Research on Thursday 15th February at 7:30pm at Theosophy House, 17 Queens Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BL. Further information will be posted at their website.

It should also be highlighted that the well known researcher, Richard Freeman will also be giving a talk to the Edinburgh Fortean Society two days before on the 13th February on the subject of cryptozoology. Whether he will address lake cryptids or other strange beasts is not clear yet, so keep an eye on the EFS webpage for further details.

And, finally on the matter of cryptid talks, we have the British Cryptids Conference to be held on May 19th in Bolton, England. I am pretty sure the Loch Ness Monster will figure there! Further details can be obtained on their Facebook account.

I would like to think I would get to all these talks (especially the first one), but time will tell.

Secondly, I contacted Paul Harrison for an update on his Frank Searle book. Sadly, he does not anticipate publishing it this year due to demands brought about by the success of his main crime writing career. 

Well, I say sad, but good for Paul as it means his authoring career is doing well. Paul first mentioned publishing his book in 2012. Let's hope this is the final year of waiting. I would also mention Paul went to Africa on a Mokele-Mbembe expedition and that too may be written up for a book in the future.

Having said that, my latest book on the Loch Ness Monster is all but complete except for a couple of extra research tasks which may yet yield new information.The other question before me is whether I should include an index? I would not have thought so, but others may think differently.

Thirdly, I saw this cartoon from the Sunday Times and it raised a chuckle.




The author can be contacted at lochnesskelpie@gmail.com


10 comments:

  1. Yes, please include an index. They are very useful, for research and for general interest. Good luck with your talk...

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  2. I look forward to the book very much but I think every good book needs an index!

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  3. Always room for another book on my loch ness shelf GB lol. Not much though.. but ive left enough room for a couple more. Ya cant beat a book written by someone who has spent so much time on the mystery and at the loch..experience is valuable. I was hoping ud write one GB and im always in the hope Mr Raynor or Mr Feltham wud write one too! I doubt that will happen but u cudnt get a more intrestin book than one written by sumone who has lived on he loch for 20 odd years...he cud share the stories that people have told him...one day maybe!! At least ur putting one together...good luck with it GB!!......ROY

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    1. I would plump for Adrian Shine first since he's been the de facto front man for Loch Ness Monster news for decades.

      Tony Harmsworth of course has done his biography which was a good read (though I disagree with his Nessie theories).

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  4. Pls add my name to the votes for an index. Can't wait to see the end product.

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  5. A Shine book could be interesting reading, but he's a canny cove, any interview he does he sits on the fence, he doesn't dismiss the existence of an exotic creatures in the loch but he's somewhat disnissive on the evidence collected so far.

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  6. Yeah a Shine book wud be intrestin too though a book by Harmsworth wudnt get on my shelf ..he isnt someone i take too seriously when it comes to the mystery! I reckon if Mr Feltham wrote a book it wud be a good seller and cash wise wud help his quest at the loch! He is a huge modern character at the loch and loads wud welcome a book by him! Im sure he has loads of stories that people tell him what they saw or what their dads saw or wat their grandads saw..i wud love to read these!

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    1. Tony Harmsworth has written a Loch Ness book, Roy. I've not read it but the reviews seem positive.

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    2. I agree Roy,and Steve has a lot of time on his hands,he really could write a great book on the subject.His knowledge of the subject must be huge and cannot be dismissed by anybody, regardless of your views.

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  7. I picked up Harmsworths book for a read in a garage in loch ness to see if it was worth buying...once i put it down it wasnt a book id wanna pick up again to be honest!! Each to their own i say ! ......Roy

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